Darwin - What to see for the hi-tech tourist?
Fri, 12 Sep 1997 08:27:11 +1000 (EST)
I wrote Mon, 01 Sep 1997 08:29:03:
>Any suggestions what to see for a hi-tech tourist? I will be in Darwin
>18-20 September to chair the Australian Computer Society ...council...
Thanks for all the suggestions. There is a summary below.
To do everything suggested would take me weeks, not days! :-)
Already on the agenda is a briefing to HQ NORCOM on the new Defence IT
structure (to keep the people who pay my salary at Defence happy), a meeting
with the NT Chief Minister, drinks at Parliament House at night and a tour
of the Darwin sites for SEARCC98:
Anyone at the University or similar establishment like to host a public talk
by me on the afternoon of Thursday 18 September? Example:
During my Tasmanian visit, I asked the audiences for IT policy suggestions,
put these to the Premier when I met him and some happened:
At 12:47 PM 1/09/97 +1000, Tony Barry wrote:
>Croc burgers at Darwin hotel
>Pearl fishing museum (that's pearl not PERL)
>Opportunity for political comment on aboriginal themes
>The museum lots of good stuff including stuff on the cyclone
>Yellow waters at Kakadu
>The Crocodile Dundee buffalo (if its still alive - it was two years ago)
At 05:46 PM 1/09/97 +1000, Andrew Freeman wrote:
>...I would like to spend an extra day in Darwin, and maybe do a tour of
At 09:59 PM 1/09/97 PDT, christina spurgeon wrote:
>...There is a really neat telecommunications museum on the corner of
>Knuckey Street and the Esplanade. The building it is in was the
>cable station where the undersea and overland telegraph systems met up...
>...try tracking down KT Livingston's "The Networked Nation Continent".
>...And take in a sunset or two while you're at it. Enjoy.
At 01:07 AM 4/09/97 PDT, Thomas P. Koltai wrote:
>... no doubt the NTU boys would welcome you but many of them will be at
>the ACS conference. ...the standard Koltai Kakadu one day
>lightning tour goes something like this...
>Obtain Rental Car (Brian Measey at Darwin Rent-A-Car does a reasonable deal)
>Leave Darwin at 5:00 am...Drive south to Humpty Doo (35 km), turn left to
>Kakadu Travel approx 20 km to Fogg Dam (remants of 1958 CSIRO rice growing
>experiment), Park on Dam watch sunrise (lotsa birds ...
At 06:39 PM 4/09/97 +1000, P. Pawlak wrote:
>If interested in unique Darwin attractions I suggest contact Mrs Kate
>Farrand , Specialist booking facility Northern Territory on E-mail
>If you contemplate visit to Gulf Savannah Region in future, please see our
At 12:27 PM 7/09/97 +-1000, Marghanita da Cruz (http://www.ramin.com.au) wrote:
>The new Pollies Palace was planned to be a Technological Extravanza a
>report on whether the dream was achieved would be worth while.
Tom Worthington <email@example.com> President, Australian Computer Society,
GPO Box 446, Canberra ACT 2601 http://www.acslink.net.au/~tomw
Fax: +61 2 62496419
IT Outsourcing: http://www.acs.org.au/president/1997/outsrc/outsrcpr.htm